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Licensed Practical Nurse II

  • Licensed Practical Nurse II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$28,036.00 – $44,476.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,168.00 – $1,854.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level licensed practical nursing work in a state agency.

Job Duties

Performs practical nursing duties such as treating pressure sores and other skin wounds, performing tracheal care (oral and nasal tracheal suctioning), changing dressings, providing breathing treatments, inserting catheters, and instilling and flushing bladder irrigations.

Provides bedside care, including feeding and personal hygiene assistance.

Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; performs laboratory draws; and observes patients to detect deviations from normal conditions.

Provides guidance to direct care staff involved in less complex areas of patient care; counsels direct care staff on administering medications, as needed.

Acts as an assistant to a Registered Nurse or higher-level Licensed Practical Nurse on a unit; reviews work records of direct care staff and provides instructions related to patient care and hygienic unit management.

Prepares, administers, and charts medications according to physician orders and under the supervision of a higher-level Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse; contacts the pharmacy regarding prescriptions and reviews filled orders.

Prepares nursing assessment summaries; prepares and implements health care plans.

Instructs patients on how to perform basic personal health care, including rehabilitative and preventative care.

Reviews hospital discharge orders and consults with primary doctor, as needed.

Attends medical appointments with patients.

Completes assessments for injuries, falls, neurology checks, and tube feedings.

Assists with the patient admission process and participates in nursing care planning.

Completes practical nursing duties without detailed instruction; work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observations.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of a current license to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of Missouri or in accordance with Missouri’s Nurse Licensure Compact; and one or more years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of practical nursing theory, current practices, and techniques.

Intermediate knowledge of agency practices, rules, and regulations.

Introductory knowledge of the general principles of supervision and unit management.

Ability to apply practical nursing principles in the care of persons with physical or mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or the geriatric population.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to keep records and make reports.

Ability to work assigned schedule which may include a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and/or required overtime.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and patients.

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